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Oregon softball introduces Melyssa Lombardi as head coach

The Melyssa Lombardi era officially began as she was introduced to fans and media members at Jane Sanders Stadium on Monday. For the first time this decade, the Ducks will be led by someone other than Mike White. Lombardi, a 21-year assistant coach at Oklahoma with four national championships on …

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Oregon softball loses 6-2 to Washington behind poor fifth inning

Fresh off its best offensive performance in a Women’s College World Series game, the No. 1 Oregon softball team was silenced for the first six innings of its 6-2 loss to No. 5 Washington. Although Oregon swept Washington in the regular season, the Huskies won the game that mattered most. …

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Oregon wins first game of WCWS 11-6 against Arizona State

Prior to the first game of the Women’s College World Series, the Ducks talked about not just surviving and advancing, but thriving as well. They did just that, scoring the most run’s in team history. No. 1 Oregon put up 14 hits en route to a 11-6 victory against No. …

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Oregon softball earns ticket to Women’s College World Series with 11-1 win over Kentucky

It took Oregon four innings to get pitcher Miranda Elish the lead last night. It was a different story tonight as the Ducks scored seven runs in the second inning, highlighted by Shannon Rhodes’ leadoff home run and a DJ Sanders grand slam. The inning’s seven runs were more than the …

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Oregon softball defeats Drake 3-0, advances to Super Regional

Just like the previous two games for Oregon softball, runs were hard to come by in Saturday’s Eugene Regional matchup against Drake. Oregon had not allowed a run in its previous 23 innings of play coming into Saturday’s match up, putting pressure on Drake’s pitcher Nicole Newman to be perfect. …

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Mike White’s arm is a secret to Oregon softball’s success

Before Mike White ever stepped foot on the Oregon campus, he was already an International Softball Congress Hall of Fame pitcher and had been coaching for 30 years. During White’s first year as head coach for Oregon softball, the team went 16-34, including 3-18 in the Pac-12. Now in his …

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Walk-off home run gives Oregon first series win over UCLA since 2015

Two on, two out, and two strikes. That was the situation for Oregon center fielder Shannon Rhodes with the score tied at zero in the bottom of the seventh. “There comes a time where you just have to dig deep and not be afraid,” Rhodes said. “I think that’s what …

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Oregon softball dropped by Ole Miss, 1-0

Ole Miss gave Oregon its first loss of the season in the final game of the Puerto Vallarta Collage Challenge, by far the most competitive game Oregon has played so far this season. It took nine innings for No. 15 Ole Miss to beat No. 3 Oregon, 1-0. It was …

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Oregon softball start season strong with win over No. 25 Georgia, 8-3

The No. 3 Oregon Ducks got their season rolling in the desert on the first day of the Kajikawa Classic in Arizona, beating the No. 25 Georgia Bulldogs 8-3. Oregon’s offense got started early, scoring two runs in the first inning. Gwen Svekis hit a two-run homer with two out …

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Shannon Rhodes emerges as crucial piece of Ducks’ postseason success

Freshman Shannon Rhodes was clutch all weekend for Oregon in the Eugene Regional, going 7-for-9, scoring four runs and recording four RBIs as she earned the regional MVP. Rhodes, Oregon’s center fielder, has been a vital all-around player for the Ducks in the latter half of the season. “I think …

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